Definitions

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  • n. The piece of armour that covers the knee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece shaped like a knee.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as knee-rafter.
  • n. An angular piece of timber used in a roof to strengthen a joint where two timbers meet.
  • n. Milit., any defensive appliance used to cover the knee; especially, in medieval armor, the genouillère. See cut under genouillère.
  • n. In ship-building, same as knee, 3 .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. armor plate that protects the knee

Etymologies

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knee +‎ piece

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